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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 4%

Previous phaseNew MoonThursday, December 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM
Next phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 00:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 23' South, Longitude: 157° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.57 meters/second, 1521.3 km/hour, 945.3 miles/hour or 821.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.75 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 23' 47.3"945.04 miwest0° 06' 39.0"7.63 minorth945.37 mi
24 hours14° 03' 39.8"923.03 mieast3° 10' 23.3"218.20 minorth956.24 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaFri 2:04 PM387 km240 miles209 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteFri 2:04 PM859 km534 miles464 nmEast E
AlofiFri 1:04 PM1297 km806 miles701 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 2:04 PM1593 km990 miles860 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoSat 1:04 PM1775 km1103 miles959 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 1:04 PM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 2:04 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 1:04 PM2530 km1572 miles1366 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 12:04 PM2730 km1697 miles1474 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandFri 12:04 PM2911 km1809 miles1572 nmNorthwest NW

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